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Board of Trustees Meeting – 10/21/2019

The Valatie Free Library Board of Trustees will  meet on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Library, 1036 Kinderhook Street.  The Public is welcome to attend.

A Look Ahead – Sat. Oct. 19 Vision Screening and Flu Clinic

Saturday, October 19th is Project Give Back Day at New York State Libraries.  On that day libraries will be offering additional services to their communities.  To give back to our community, the Valatie Free Library is sponsoring two programs:  the Northern Columbia Lions Vision Screening for Preschoolers and a Hannaford Flu Clinic.  For additional information, call the Library at 518-758-9321.

From 9 a.m. – noon, the Northern Columbia Lions will conduct vision screening for preschoolers in the Library at 1036 Kinderhook Street.  Older children and even adults are also invited to participate.  The Lions provide this service several times a year to area preschoolers. Join us; there is plenty of parking.

From noon – 2 p.m. or later if needed, Hannaford will conduct a flu clinic at the Library. Flu shots, the new shingles shots, pneumonia shots, tetanus/whooping cough shots will be available.  Flu shots will also be available for ages 4 and older if guardians are present. Flu and pneumonia shots are free with insurance. Please bring your medicare/prescription card with you to the clinic.  *Shingles shots and Tetanus/Whooping Cough shots sometimes have a copay. Please call Hannaford Pharmacy in Valatie at 518-758-8866 beforehand with your insurance information if you are interested in one of these vaccines or have questions.

Book Club – Monday, Sept. 9th at 7 p.m.

Book Club meets on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Library (1036 Kinderhook Street).  We will be sharing information about the books we have read this summer and then choosing several  books we would like to read and discuss this year.  Join us!  New members are always welcome.  Call the Library (518-758-9321) for more information.

Programming Resumes – 9/10/19

Thank you all for a wonderful summer.  Programming resumes on Tuesday, September 10th with Story Hour  at 10:30 a.m.  Preschoolers and Caregivers:  All are welcome!

Magic Show and Ice Cream Sundaes – Wednesday, August 14

On Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. the Valatie Free Library presents the last event of the 2019 Summer Program.  Master Magician Doug Bartels returns with “MAGIC.”  Come to the Library to be amazed and to celebrate a great summer of reading and wonderful presentations. End the night with ice cream sundaes!   All Ages are welcome to attend this family program at the Library / 1036 Kinderhook Street.

Fish Behavior – Wed. August 7

Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 7 (10:30 a.m.) when Fran Martino of River Haggie Outdoors presents : Dance of the Moon & Tides and the effect on fish behavior. For ages 8 – 12. There are still openings; call 518-758-9321.

August 4 – 10 Programs

See second post in left sidebar for complete listing.

Family Program: Animal Embassy – Tues. Aug. 6

<img src="chris" alt="Chris">The Valatie Free Library will host Animal Embassy on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall / 1010 Kinderhook Street / Valatie New York.

Join Animal Embassy of Stamford, Connecticut on a  journey through the night life of the animal kingdom! Learn the differences between “nocturnal,” “crepuscular” and “diurnal” animals with live examples of each. Discover what these amazing creatures do at night.  Many have highly developed senses of hearing and smell, and specially adapted eyesight to help them navigate with the light of the moon and the stars . Explore the night-time activities and adaptations with live animals such as a Spectacled Owl or Indian Peahen, a Red-eyed Tree Frog, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Mojave Ball Python, a long-haired Rabbit and a Solomon Islands Monkey-Tailed Skink or New Caledonian Giant Gecko!  All ages welcome.

For more information about Animal Embassy go to www.animalembassy.com

Shadow Puppets – Thank You, Brad Shur

Brad Shur of Paper Heart Puppets conducted another wonderful presentation at the Valatie Free Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 1 p.m.  Kids, and moms, made some great puppets and then using Brad’s special screen displayed them as shadow puppets.  Check out the pictures included in this post.

To see more information about Brad go to or click on https://www.paperheartpuppets.com

Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles!

Tomorrow, Friday, July 26th, from  11 to noon is Bubble Day at the Valatie Free Library.  Join us to demonstrate your bubble creativity.  We have multiple tubs of bubbles and all kinds of wands.  Challenge your friends to a contest.  Who has created the largest, most colorful, strangest or most geometrically perfect bubble?

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